Speculaas (Dutch spiced biscuit)

  • Prep Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 45 mins
  • Servings: 20
  • About This Recipe

    “Speculaas, dutch spiced biscuit. Traditionally the dutch eat this biscuit around the 5th of December together with warm chocolate milk. Also taste very nice with coffee !”


  • 200gself raising flour
  • 125gsoft brown sugar
  • 2tablespoonsallspice
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 150gchilled butter
  • 1tablespoonmilk
  • Directions

  • Combine the cake flour, brown sugar, all spice and salt.
  • Cut butter into pieces and mix into the flour in a food processor.
  • Add milk and you should now have a firm dough ball.
  • Wrap the dough in clingfilm and allow to rest in a cool place for atleast 2 hours, but preferably for a day to draw out the spice flavour.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celcius, roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1cm thick.
  • Place this onto a lined baking tray and bake the spiced biscuit in the oven for about 30 minutes until done.
  • Cool the biscuit on a wire rack.
  • To serve: Break the biscuit into pieces and serve with warm chocolate milk.
  • Reviews

  • “I followed the list of ingredients but changed the method slightly. After chilling the mixture for several hours I rolled the mixture into balls and flattened slightly to make biscuits (cookies)Yummo!! These were crispy, buttery & spicy treats!”